Information Resource Centre


The Information Resource Centre (IRC) of the School of Design and Environment is a repository of specialised reference materials pertinent to the School's requirements.
It aims to develop and maintain a collection that supports the curriculum and research profiles of its staff and students.
It can accommodate over one hundred and fifty students for quiet study and is located on SDE 1, level 4.

For any enquiries :
Please call: 65163405 or

Click here for IRC Portal

Required procedures when making requests from UTown and OED

SDE staff and students who wish to make the following requests from UTown and OED for their research work/projects are to go through their respective department coordinators (see list below):

  • Access specific and confidential UTown/OED documents/data
  • Conduct interviews
  • Make site visits
  • Enquire ongoing construction projects on campus managed by OED

SDE Department Coordinators:

    - Department of Architecture: Ms Lim Hwee Lee, email:
    - Department of Building: Mdm Suraini Bte Suib, email:
    - Department of Real Estate: Ms Zainab Binte Abdul Ghani, email:
    - Division of Industrial Design: Ms Winnie Chin, email:

Department Coordinators will advise on the necessary documents needed by OED (project endorsement by supervisor and duly filled non-disclosure agreement (NDA) form).

When the request is for campus maps, plans and drawings, SDE staff and students should go through Information Resource Centre (IRC): Ms Nihayah, email: .

Please note that information released by UTown/OED is strictly for the specified staff/student/group’s use and for that particular project/assignment they are working on. It cannot be released to a third party. A fresh request has to be made even for similar projects. Requestor will have to dispose/shred the confidential information after the completion of a project.

Operating Hours

Term Period

Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 8.45pm

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday

Vacation Period

Monday to Thursday – 9:00am to 5:30pm
Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

As IRC's opening hours may vary from time to time due to examination, please check the IRC Homepage "Announcements" or IRC notice boards for updates on the operating hours. Any change of operating hours will be announced through these channels.

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